Encourage problem-solving skills and open-mindedness

A child working on his homework

Make a habit of not answering your child’s questions directly – rather, help them to work out the answer for themselves or learn where to go for further information.

  • Develop your children’s problem solving skills
  • Don’t let your kids become too fixed in their thinking about politics, people or life
  • Teach your children to question what they hear at school, on TV and read in newspapers – help them to work out what they think is right, eg whilst you are all watching TV or eating dinner

Activities:

Family Fun: Indoor Ideas

Now we all know that family fun is important, how about some ideas for those days where outside is just too rainy or too hot?

Tips:

Learn about parenting

Take the opportunity to read books and websites, listen to talks and discuss fathering (and, more generally, parenting) with others.